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Old 07-02-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Replacing carpet in g24 with flooring

Has anyone repacked the carpet with flooring? I am planning on doing it this year but it seems like cutting the carpet out and replacing with flooring may be a bit difficult with all the cabinet angles, etc.

Im also looking to redo the entire bathroom. The bathroom pan has some cracks in it due to the foam wearing out underneath. I have patch the floor with roofing tape, but it need a better fix.

So has anyone done a bathroom repair or a flooring redo in their G24 or similar van? Id love to hear some insights before I start.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Replacing carpet in g24 with flooring

It looks like mine came stock with vinyl flooring, it runs under all the compartments under the shower etc. Have you looked under the shower to see if perhaps your's already has that? Maybe the previous owner just put carpet in on top.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Replacing carpet in g24 with flooring

Mine has factory vinyl flooring as well. When I purchased it, the previous owner had stuck down carpet everywhere. I was able to remove it and get back to the original flooring. Much better!
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:29 PM   #4
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Interesting that some came with flooring and some with carpet.

Mine came with carpet originally. It goes under the cabinets as well and with all the angles of the cabinets it looks like a bear to cut it out and install flooring.

So Im hoping someone has done this and can give me some pointers.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:04 PM   #5
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Interesting that some came with flooring and some with carpet.

Mine came with carpet originally. It goes under the cabinets as well and with all the angles of the cabinets it looks like a bear to cut it out and install flooring.

So Im hoping someone has done this and can give me some pointers.
Same here. Mine came with carpet,...appears to be original,...it goes under all the cabinets,..and would like to change to vinyl sheet or planks.
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Same here. Mine came with carpet,...appears to be original,...it goes under all the cabinets,..and would like to change to vinyl sheet or planks.
Hopefully someone has done it and sees our posts! The big problem I see is cutting and fitting any flooring to look good and fit right under all the various angles of the cabinets.
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I had carpet and replaced it with vinyl plank flooring. The carpet was too dirty to get clean and was wearing out. I used a sharp utility knife and found I could angle the cut and remove The carpet so none of it showed. (except what was in the floor of the cabinet) I used a high quality vinyl and it cut easily around all the angles. This is a floating floor so it wants to move around. I then made some very small quarter round moulding stained to match the flooring. That hides the gap at the edge and ensures the edges don't lift up. Square feet is a pain to figure. I bought two boxes and through very careful work used just one. Love it! Easy to clean and looks great. I have a rubber back throw rug at the side door to wipe off our feet. Since the planks are much thinner than the carpet the screws holding down your table socket will extend farther into the storage compartment. Use shorter screws.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the response. Helpful info. What do you mean by floating floor and any chance of a picture (it will have to be medium or small resolution for you to be able to attach it)
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I had carpet and replaced it with vinyl plank flooring. The carpet was too dirty to get clean and was wearing out. I used a sharp utility knife and found I could angle the cut and remove The carpet so none of it showed. (except what was in the floor of the cabinet) I used a high quality vinyl and it cut easily around all the angles. This is a floating floor so it wants to move around. I then made some very small quarter round moulding stained to match the flooring. That hides the gap at the edge and ensures the edges don't lift up. Square feet is a pain to figure. I bought two boxes and through very careful work used just one. Love it! Easy to clean and looks great. I have a rubber back throw rug at the side door to wipe off our feet. Since the planks are much thinner than the carpet the screws holding down your table socket will extend farther into the storage compartment. Use shorter screws.
Thanks so much for this. I would love to see a couple of pix if you have the time. Does the floor have adhesive on the back or is it truly floating? How about the edge by the side door? did the plastic step panel fit back overtop of the flooring ok? How long did it take? Any troubles with the job you had?
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First the floor is floating. That means that the only thing holding it down is gravity. This is a problem when starting the job because the planks move around too easily. I used some carpet (2-sided) tape along one edge but the grab of the tape is not very good because of the floor type. Also, I'm told vinyl planks expand and contract with temperature more so than sheet vinyl. That's why it has to float. Here's a pic of an edge with moulding. I used a trim (18ga) nail gun to secure the moulding to the cabinet.



Yes the door trim will go over the planks and the screws help hold everything securely. I drilled the holes into the planks. I used pan head screws to keep from snagging.


There was one tricky part for me. The transition to under the front flooring was not quite right due to the way the floor pan is stamped and I had to use a filler strip.



Hope that helps

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